0932 Right Of Way Manager

Recruitment #PBT-0932-091158

Introduction

0932 Manager IV - Right of Way Manager

San Francisco Public Utilities Commission

Recruitment #PBT-0932-091158

This is a Position-Based Test conducted in accordance with Civil Service Rule 111A.

Who are we?

San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC)

Headquartered in San Francisco, we have 2,300 employees working in seven counties with a combined annual operating budget of over $900 million.

Our Mission: To provide our customers with high quality, efficient, and reliable water, power, and wastewater services in a manner that values environmental and community interests and sustains the resources entrusted to our care.

Our Vision: We are an innovative utility leader, recognized for excellent results in service, safety, stewardship, and inclusiveness.

We are an award-winning and industry-leading utilities organization committed to our customers, community interests, and the environment. To learn more about our organization, please visit our website at www.sfwater.org

We are proud of our infrastructure and programs, but most importantly, we value our highly qualified and dedicated workforce which ensures that this vision becomes a reality. As you explore career opportunities with us, download our career guide and learn about what you can expect during the hiring process.

The SFPUC is seeking a seasoned, results-oriented Right of Way Manager, who is passionate about the environment and public service, to assist in furthering the goals and objectives of the SFPUC in the acquisition or disposition of land or interests in land for public utility and infrastructure projects. The Right of Way Manager will report to the SFPUC Real Estate Director. 

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Under general administrative direction, the Right of Way Manager directs the SFPUC's acquisition of real property interests for public utility and infrastructure projects and performs other job-related duties as required.

The Right of Way Manager will work closely with staff in several SFPUC divisions and other City agencies to facilitate the implementation of the multi-year, multi-million-dollar Sewer System Improvement Program and other SFPUC public utility/infrastructure projects. The Right of Way Manager will be involved with major, politically sensitive projects requiring executive facilitation for the right-of-way needs of the SFPUC, including the acquisition and disposition of real property and real property interests. The acquisition tasks include planning, directing, coordinating and supervising negotiations for new real property acquisitions, appraisals, easements, surface and subsurface rights, fees, partial interests, permanent and temporary rights, rights of entry and agreements for possession.

What you will be doing:

Essential skills and duties include -     

  • Plans, organizes, directs, coordinates and supervises the activities of professional, technical and clerical staff involved in negotiating complex real estate sale, lease and purchase agreements; oversees land and other real property interests, for construction and installation of infrastructure.
  • Oversees the activities of professional, technical and clerical staff involved in appraisal of real property, and other day-to-day job performance.
  • Assists in the development and administration of infrastructure project budgets requiring acquisition of real estate interests and ensures proper preparation and completion of documents and agreements and maintenance of records.
  • Develops and oversees long-range goals related to project delivery and ensures that project schedules are met and adhering to approved budgets.
  • Manages financial tasks, such as analysis of appraisal reports, routine and ad hoc billing for lease and license payments, participates in project budgeting, and other general financial analysis.
  • Prepares complex real estate reports, graphics, and spreadsheets for the department, the Commission and the Board of Supervisors.
  • Oversees and makes recommendations regarding land-related environmental, economic and legal issues, including evaluations and reports pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act, local ordinances, general plans, zoning codes, transfers of titles and deeds and construction.
  • Reviews projects for compliance with SFPUC policies and standards; assists in the determination of resource allocation and levels of service according to established policies.
  • Serves as a liaison for the SFPUC to associated regulatory and advisory bodies, including the jurisdictions of the seven counties in which SFPUC lands are located; works with SFPUC staff in other divisions to resolve sensitive land use and environmental issues requiring the SFPUC project use of SFPUC lands.
  • 0932 Manager IV performs other job-related duties as required.

Nature of Work requires driving a vehicle to various work locations and construction project sites including occasional remote mountainous locations.  

Minimum Qualifications

If you are interested in a job like this, we are looking for people that have the following:

  1. Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in with major course work in, Business Administration, Public Administration, Urban Studies, Planning, Public Policy, Real Estate Law, Communications, Commercial Real Estate Asset Management, Economics, or a closely related field; AND
  2. Five (5) years of professional level experience in negotiating complex commercial real estate agreements of which three years must be in a supervisory capacity; AND
  3. Possession of valid Class C Drivers’ license.

The above minimum qualifications reflect special conditions associated with the position to be filled. They may differ from the standard minimum qualifications associated with this classification.

Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirement by the final filing date unless otherwise noted.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:

The stated desirable qualifications may be used to identify job finalists at the end of the selection process when candidates are referred for hiring.  

  • Extensive experience negotiating complex real estate agreements.
  • Direct experience in making presentations to public officials, agencies and community organizations.
  • Supervisory or managerial experience with professional staff in a public agency.
  • Juris Doctorate or Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Urban Studies, Planning, or Public Policy, or a closely related field.    

Verification:

Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process.

Note: Falsifying one’s education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification for this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco.

If education verification is required, information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at http://sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=456.  

Verification of required work experience typically must be on the employer’s letterhead, and must include the applicant’s name, job title, description of job duties, dates of employment, hours per week, and signature of the employer, supervisor, or appropriate representative. 

Employees of the City and County of San Francisco may submit performance evaluations showing duties performed to verify qualifying City experience. City employees will receive credit for the duties of the class to which appointed. Credit for experience obtained outside of the employee's class will be allowed only if recorded in accordance with the provisions of Civil Service Commission Rules. CCSF employees will not receive credit for experience obtained outside of their classification unless recorded in accordance with the provisions of the Civil Service Rule 110.9.1/111A.11.2. 

Experience claimed in self-employment will only be accepted if supported by documents verifying income, earnings, business license and experience comparable to minimum qualifications above. Copies of income tax papers or other documents listing occupation and total earnings must be submitted.     

Verification of required valid licensure/certification typically must be a photocopy of the license/certificate including the name of the issuing agency as well as the name of the license/certificate holder, license/certificate number, and expiration date.

How To Apply

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit www.jobaps.com/sf to register an account (if you have not already done so) and begin the application process.

  • Select the desired job announcement
  • Select “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information
  • Select either “I am a New User” if you have not previously registered, or “I have Registered Previously” ·       
  • Follow instructions on the screen

Computers are available for the public (from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday) to file online applications in the lobby of the Dept. of Human Resources at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco.

Need help completing the application?

Computers are available for the public (from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday) to file online applications in the lobby of the Dept. of Human Resources at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco.

We communicate by e-mail.

Applicants may be contacted by email about this announcement and, therefore, it is their responsibility to ensure that their registered email address is accurate and kept up-to-date. Also, applicants must ensure that email from CCSF is not blocked on their computer by a spam filter. To prevent blocking, applicants should set up their email to accept CCSF mail from the following addresses (@sfgov.org, @sfdpw.org, @sfport.com, @flysfo.com, @sfwater.org, @sfdph.org, @asianart.org, @sfmta.com, @sfpl.org, @dcyf.org, @first5sf.org). Applicants will receive a confirmation email that their online application has been received in response to every announcement for which they file. Applicants should retain this confirmation email for their records. Failure to receive this email means that the online application was not submitted or received.

Word of advice:

All work experience, education, training and other information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications must be included in the "Education" and "Training and Employment Record" sections of the City and County of San Francisco online application by the filing deadline. A resume does NOT substitute for this section of the City application and will not be considered in determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification or may result in lower scores. If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst, Princess Campbell by telephone at (415) 554-1667, or by email at pcampbell@sfwater.org.

Selection Procedures

Supplemental Questionnaire (Qualifying)

Applicants will be prompted to complete a Supplemental Questionnaire as part of the online application process. All applicants must complete the Supplemental Questionnaire and it must be submitted with the application by the final filing deadline. The information provided on the Supplemental Questionnaire must be consistent with the information on the application and is subject to verification. Applicant responses to the Supplemental Questionnaire will be used to assist in determining if applicants meet the minimum qualifications for the position.

Management Test Battery (Weight: 40%)

Candidates will be invited to participate in a computer-based examination designed to measure competencies in job-related areas which may include but not be limited to: Problem Solving; Leadership; Decision Making; Interpersonal skill; Human Resources Management; Team Building; Communication; Conflict Management and Process Improvement. For more information about this Management Test (and a suggested reading list) please visit: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=343.    Please note: this examination is only held in San Francisco. 

Note: A passing score must be achieved on the Management Test Battery in order to continue in the selection process.

This is a standardized examination and, therefore, test questions and answers are not available for public inspection or review.

Scores attained on the Management Test Battery will be valid and 'banked' for three years, starting from the date of the examination. This means that, during this three-year time period, you will not be required to take the Management Test Battery. The Management Test Battery may be used for many other classes; therefore, your test score may be applied to one or more of these classes if you choose to apply to future recruitments. If the selection process for the future announcement is held within one year of the date of this examination and it includes the Management Test Battery, your score will be automatically applied to that announcement. However, after one year, you have the option to either (a) apply your test score to the other announcement or (b) re-take the Management Test Battery. Re-testing is permitted no sooner than one year from the date of the examination and only in association with your eligibility for another announcement for which the Management Test Battery is used. Please note that, should you re-test, your re-test score would become your official score since it is the most recent.

Qualified candidates will be notified of the exact date, time and location of the examination.

Note: A passing score must be achieved on the Basic Supervisory Exam in order to continue in the selection process.

Oral Examination (Weight - 60%)

Candidates who attain a minimum passing score on the Management Test Battery component will be invited to the oral examination.  The Oral Exam is designed to measure knowledge, skills and/or abilities in job-related areas which may include but not be limited to: Knowledge of the principles and practices of real property acquisition and management; knowledge of contracting principles and practices; knowledge of Local, state and federal laws, rules, regulations and ordinances involving real estate transactions; decision making, Interpersonal skills and oral communications.

A passing score must be achieved on the Oral Examination in order to continue in the selection process and be placed on the eligible list.

Candidates scores on this examination may also be applied to other announcements involving other job titles, when directed by the Human Resources Director.

CERTIFICATION RULE:

The certification rule for the ranked eligible lists resulting from this examination will be Rule of the List.  The department may administer additional position-specific selection procedures to make final hiring decisions.

Eligible List: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#eligiblelists  

A confidential eligible list of applicant names that have passed the civil service examination process will be created, and used for certification purposes only. An examination score report will be established, so applicants can view the ranks, final scores and number of eligible candidates. Applicant information, including names of applicants on the eligible list, shall not be made public unless required by law. However, an eligible list shall be made available for public inspection, upon request, once the eligible list is exhausted or expired and referrals resolved. The eligible list/score report resulting from this civil service examination process is subject to change after adoption (e.g., as a result of appeals), as directed by the Human Resources Director or the Civil Service Commission.

The duration of the eligible list resulting from this examination process will be 12 months, and may be extended with the approval of the Human Resources Director.

Upon approval of the Human Resource Director (see Civil Service Rule 111A.26.5), the eligible list resulting from this announcement may be used by other departments that also use this classification or a similar classification. To find other Departments which use this classification, please see http://www.sfdhr.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentID=21246. Search that document by title or job code to see which departments use the classification.

Conviction History

If you receive a conditional offer of employment, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction (or arrest, in limited circumstances) conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you were given a conditional offer of employment. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances, such as:

  • Candidates for positions with the Unified School District and the Community College District may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under the California Education Code.
  • Candidates for positions with the Recreation and Park Department may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under California Public Resources Code 5164.

Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with the City.

If you receive a conditional offer of employment, the hiring department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.

Disaster Service Workers

All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

Conclusion

Terms of the Announcement: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#announcementsdefinitions.  Applicants must be guided solely by the provisions of this announcement, including requirements, time periods and other, except when superseded by federal, state or local laws, rules or regulations. Clerical errors may be corrected by the posting the correction on the Department of Human Resources website at www.jobaps.com/sf.

The terms of this announcement may be appealed under Civil Service Rule 111A.35.1. The standard for the review of such appeals is ‘abuse of discretion’ or ‘no rational basis’ for establishing the position description, the minimum qualifications and/or the certification rule. Appeals must include a written statement of the item(s) being contested and the specific reason(s) why the cited item(s) constitute(s) abuse of discretion by the Human Resources Director. Appeals must be submitted directly to the Executive Officer of the Civil Service Commission within five business days of the announcement issuance date.

Reasonable Accommodation Request: Applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum eligibility requirements for this job announcement can find information on requesting a reasonable ADA Accommodation at: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#applicantswithdisabilities.

Veteran’s Preference: Information regarding requests for Veterans Preference can be found at: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#veteranspreference.

Seniority Credit in Promotional Exams: Information regarding requests for seniority credit can be found at: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#senioritycredit.

General Information concerning City and County of San Francisco Employment Policies and Procedures: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20 Copies of Application Documents: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#copies.

Right to Work: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#identification.  All persons entering the City and County of San Francisco workforce are required to provide verification of authorization to work in the United States.

Exam Type: Combined Promotive and Entrance

Issued: November 9, 2018

Micki Callahan, Human Resources Director

Department of Human Resources

Recruitment ID:  PBT-0932-091158

Team: PUC/ PPC (415) 554-1667

Benefits

All employees hired on or after January 10, 2009 will be required (pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section A8.432) to contribute 2% of pre-tax compensation to fund retiree healthcare. In addition, most employees are required to make a member contribution towards retirement, ranging from 7.5%-13.25% of compensation. For more information on these provisions, please contact the personnel office of the hiring agency.

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